Alva C. “Al” Rozier, 90, of Fayetteville passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022.
Al was born on August 28, 1932, in Robeson County to the late Braxton Worth Rozier and Lonnie Mae Herring Rozier. He owned Al’s Truck Service and was a retired member, officer, and served on the Board of Directors at Vander Fire Department. Al was a longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist church where he served as deacon and after retirement he volunteered as caretaker for the church where he proudly maintained God’s house.
Al joined the United Stated Marines in 1953, After training at Paris Island he was deployed to Korea where he served honorably. He married the love of his life Adelaide in 1955 at Stedman Baptist Church, He finished duty to the Marines in 1957 and returned to Fayetteville. He went to work with the Truck-o-Tel, Concrete Services, then EdMac GMC until June 1st, 1967, when he proudly opened Al’s Truck Service, He was well respected for his knowledge and honesty in fleet repairs. He added to his business by becoming a Mack Service Dealer. With his passion for the fire service, he became known for his ability to maintain fire equipment and at one time repaired many of the Fayetteville and Cumberland County engines and ladder trucks. He grew his business as a true family business to include all three of his children, two brothers and a nephew working together for many years.
Al was an active outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, and while still running his business built his own beach cottage at North Topsail Island to be a place where he could enjoy time with family and friends. Many good memories he shared in the field or on the ocean with them all the while smiling his big grin and enjoying their company. He was a crack shot, and many times amazed his fellow hunters with long distance capabilities with a rifle.
Al was always ready to help in a good cause and served many times above and beyond to help at fundraisers, cooking for the ladies’ auxiliary in their work and helping at disasters that affected our community and beyond. He mentored many young men both in the fire service and with mechanical knowledge in his business.
The family will receive friends from 12 noon till 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Jernigan-Warren. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park.
Al was preceded in death by his son, Michael W. Rozier; siblings, Haynes Rozier, Wayne Rozier, Darius Rozier, Otha Rozier, Gurnie Rozier and Vergie Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Adelaide T. Rozier; daughter, Janet R. Drews and husband Robert; son, Jerry C. Rozier and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Tiffany Royal and husband Bradley, Maxwell Rozier, Stephen Drews and wife Kachiri, Jacob Rozier, Braxton Rozier, and Lauren Rozier; great grandchildren, Brayden, Carter, Bryson, Cole and Noah.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3934 Sunnyside School Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28312.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.jerniganwarren.com
Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
3934 Sunnyside School Rd., Fayetteville NC 28312